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2019 France Copper-Nickel Notre Dame Reconstruction Medal Uncirculated
Official Notre-Dame Reconstruction Medal from the Paris Mint
The world stood in shock on April 14, 2019, when a fire erupted in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, tragically destroying part of the historic centuries-old building. The blaze erupted during the midst of a renovation project on the iconic medieval structure that each year receives more than 13 million visitors. In the aftermath, wealthy people from around the world generously pledged millions of dollars to help restore the great cathedral to its former glory.
You may not be able to donate millions of dollars, but you can help in the reconstruction – and in the process receive a beautiful token of appreciation from the world-renowned Monnaie de Paris – the Famed Paris Mint. One of the oldest and most highly-regarded mints in the world, the Paris Mint struck this fabulous medal in silver-colored copper-nickel help raise funds for the reconstruction efforts. Measuring 34 mm in diameter, this exclusive tribute uses the same designs as the 2013 medal struck by the Mint that commemorated the Cathedral’s 850th anniversary. A portion of all the sales will go towards reconstruction costs.
The medal’s obverse depicts the Cathedral’s south facade, an irrefutable masterpiece of gothic art. Other images incorporated into the design include a gargoyle and the main entry arch including the decorative tympanum over the entry. The medal’s reverse is an exact reproduction of the Cathedral’s northern “rose” stained-glass window, which somehow survived the fire intact and undamaged! Around the rim is an inscription that reads: “RECONSTRUCTION DE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS 15 AVRIL 2019.”
Until Victor Hugo wrote the famous novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in 1831, the Cathedral had been neglected following the vandalism wrought by the French Revolution. Since then, however, a new appreciation for the Cathedral and its status as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture has made it a must-see on the bucket list of every tourist planning a trip to Europe. Make sure this medal is on your list and click it to your cart today.
- A TRIBUTE TO THE FAMOUS NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL – These medals were released in the wake of an April 15, 2019 fire that destroyed part of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. A portion of the sales of these medals will go towards reconstruction efforts.
- GORGEOUS BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2019 France Copper-Nickel Notre-Dame Reconstruction Medal will come in gorgeous Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as fresh and crisp as the day it left the Monnaie de Paris – the Famed Paris Mint.
- SPECIALLY ENGRAVING – Each medal is engraved with a commemorative sentiment RECONSTRUCTION DE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS 15 AVRIL 2019 around the rim on the reverse side.
Help the Notre-Dame Cathedral return to its former glory by ordering this spectacular Copper-Nickel Notre-Dame Medal. Add it your cart today.
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Composition||Copper-Nickel - CuNi|
|Mint Name||Monnaie de Paris|
|Coin Weight||17.7 Grams - g|